Stories for a More Beautiful World FACE TO FACE

Stories for a More Beautiful World 

The title is inspired by a book by Charles Eisenstein, “The More Beautiful World Our Hearts Know is Possible”.
For deep positive social change to occur, we need more beautiful stories of what IS possible. Our NO is only as strong as our Yes is compelling.* However, stories can help us in many other ways. Stories can give us a larger perspective on our work and lives. They can not only help us keep working for that more beautiful world even when we feel defeated, but they can also help us endure hardship and loss. You don’t need storytelling experience to participate in this course, but if you want to learn fundamental storytelling skills, you need to enrol in the Beginners Workshop.
  • hear healing stories for our times
  • learn the theory of storytelling for healing or change-making: why storytelling is a powerful tool for healing and catalysing change
  • learn the power of framing stories and reframing cultural myths
  • connect with other participants in a heartfelt way via story in large group discussions and in pairs (Via Zoom breakout rooms)
  • work on a short story of your own. 

* Can’t find out who said that- but I love it!

**Inspired by the title of a book by Charles Eisenstein, “The More Beautiful World Our Hearts Know is Possible”.

ABOVE: Participants at Woodford Folk Festival


WHO: You may be an educator, therapist, healer, activist, change-maker, parent, community worker, creative or writer wanting to boost your ability to build community, educate, soothe distress, encourage resilience and/or catalyse change. PLEASE join us, as we sink deeply and luxuriously into the realm of ancient and contemporary oral stories. 

WHERE: Northside Bellingen- Address upon booking 

CONCERT: Friday, May 21, 6 – 8.30pm, $25/$20

+ WORKSHOP: Saturday May 22, 10am – 4pm, $140/$120

COVID protocols will be in place

INFO: Nicole 0447 353 297

I thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience. This workshop was not what I was expecting (although I don’t know what I was expecting) but it feels like I have walked into a new world. Since the beginning I have had stories flowing out of me. I have written three stories to accompany my artwork and I have another two that I am working on so you have helped trigger something in my brain that I am excited about, which is a beautiful feeling considering what is happening in the world around us.  It is difficult for me express the profound experience I have had for the last few weeks. I would also like to say that I think you are an excellent moderator/facilitator!
Karen Benjamin

Eco Artist

I loved you telling a story. The breakout rooms were really great – an opportunity to share one on one – I felt that I was being listened to and had thoughtful feedback. It was great to share my story and get some feedback. I am inspired. It was great to go back over the recordings. It was great to meet everyone on the sessions and share openly. I enjoyed the emails you sent after the sessions, it brought it together nicely. The links were always useful and informative. 
Linda Cooper

Co-ordinator , Brahma Kumaris, Gold Coast

I found the whole course a joy to participate in! This course was so valuable to me in terms of hearing participants of different ages and experience tell a variety of stories, and then to have everyone’s written feedback in the chat box to read and learn from later was a bonus. Jenni is a consummate facilitator, giving everyone their voice and chasing technological gremlins away.
Pam Blamey

Storyteller and Secreatary, Frog on a Rock and Queensland Jung Society

Since the workshop my understanding about using story to spark people’s interest, and even shift their perspective has strengthened and grown. Jenni’s encouraging way of teaching allowed us to transform our own stories. If we are to create the change needed to protect our natural world, connecting with one another through story is the only way we will do it.

Maddy Braddon

Coordinator, Northern Rivers Intrepid Landcare

Just wanted to say thanks so much for the workshop on Saturday. I really enjoyed it. You are such a good and natural facilitator who knows your content so well because you live it. Thanks for creating such a lovely atmosphere and sparking many interesting insights and learnings for me. 



In August 2017, I participated in a storytelling workshop facilitated by Jenni Cargill-Strong. The event was both insightful and inspiring and gave me the confidence to experiment with new ways to share information and encourage participation in Landcare. In October 2017 I was selected as a speaker at the NSW Landcare Conference in Albury. I mustered the courage to apply my newfound storytelling skills and methodology through my delivery. The presentation was extremely successful with multiple people approaching me afterward commenting on the presentation style as engaging and refreshing. Thanks to Jenni I have now found my style and my confidence to present to large audiences and trust that my stories will embed in peoples memory.

Emma Stone

Landcare Coordinator , Border Ranges Richmond Valley Landcare Network